Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

Carlo Nason, Fascino Multi Stemmed Brass Chandelier

$2,540.21per item

About

It was during last summer, a dinner on Carlo's mansion over the lagoon, I naively asked Carlo if he would like to make a brass chandelier design for me and the lab I use. Carlo Nason is on the lighting designer wall of fame, known worldwide for his innovative designs in glass during the roaring decades of Italian design. He worked on some metal projects. I remember the Nana collapsible desk Lamp made for Lumenform, in a Memphis style. Caro took the challenge and next day he showed me his sketches. The idea is not to group the arms into a base and a common pole stem, but to have all the arms becoming stems. Like a bundle of stems, in Italian fascio or fascina, so the wordplay name Fascino (Charm) for the chandelier. The lab owner was thrilled to be working on a Carlo Nason design as well as I am honored. Each arm diverges with a different arm and can be rotated on its axis. The result is a random orientation of the light output. In one picture I placed all on one side and one on the other, just to show the infinitive possibilities of this design, There is brass a disc to keep the upraising arms parallel. Shades are in black painted aluminum. There will be an ivory version soon. A wonderful midcentury interpretation. Technical data: Total drop can be shortened. Carries 8 E14/E12 sockets. Inside of the shade can be ivory in order to increase light output. Copyright Carlo Nason Measure of diameter is made considering the arm most open.

Customization Options

Length of central stem can be adjusted to designer's request. Color of Shades following RAL or NCS system

Details

  • Creator
    Silvio Piattelli (Manufacturer),Carlo Nason (Designer)
  • Design
    Cascata Chandelier
  • Dimensions
    Height: 45.28 in. (115 cm)Diameter: 43.31 in. (110 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Aluminum,Brass,Lacquered,Patinated
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    3-4 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Tavarnelle val di Pesa, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 7235 1stDibs: LU2568322833662

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $346.39 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 2-5 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Design

Cascata Chandelier

Designed by Carlo Nason
Hailing from Murano, the Venetian island known for its rich history of glassmaking, and from one of the oldest glassblowing families in the region, Carlo Nason (b. 1935) may well have been destined to go into the business. But the glass forms for which he became known — such as the Cascata chandelier — eschew tradition, displaying instead an intrepid innovation born of continual experimentation. This singular column of rippling glass plates exemplifies the designer’s deft ability to create new types of movement using an age-old technique. Born in 1935, Nason began glassblowing at his family’s workshop (several of his early pieces are in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York), but, itching to work in more modern forms, he soon left to work with Gianni Mazzega, a friend of the family who ran his own glassblowing company. At Mazzega, Nason pushed the medium of glass to create modern forms inspired by everything from Japanese pottery to the undulating forms of jellyfish in water. For the Cascata (Italian for “waterfall”), which debuted in the 1960s, Nason achieved the effect of cascading water through an inverted pyramid of hanging glass plates, each individually mouth-blown and suspended from a chrome-plated frame for a dazzling, Art Deco–styled display. Lit from behind, the plates have a glittering, iridescent quality. Versions of the lamp range from 30 inches to over six feet in height, with large models featuring more than 20 individual light sockets. Nason, who continues to live and work in Murano today, would go on to produce artful lighting for Mazzega until at least 1980. While Mazzega 1946 offers contemporary editions of Nason’s design — now called “Water Fall” — vintage examples of the Cascata chandelier are unsurprisingly sought after by collectors.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Italy
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1984
1stDibs seller since 2017
605 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Large Multicolored Murano Glass Chandelier, Carlo Nason for Mazzega
By Barovier, Mazzega, AVMazzega, Carlo Nason, Ercole Barovier
Located in Houston, TX
Monumental Italian Mid-Century Modern multicolored interlocking murano glass chandelier on chrome base by Carlo Nason for Mazzega. This stunning murano chandelier is comprised of cl...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Carlo Nason Chandelier
By Carlo Nason
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Carlo Nason chandelier. Italy 1970s. Hand blown glass, chrome-plated metal. 12 candelabra sockets.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

1960 Kalmar 'Citrus' Chandelier Amber Murano Glass & Brass by Carlo Nason Attr
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant large 'Citrus' chandelier with 24 amber and clear hand blown swirl patterned Murano glasses on a brass frame. The heavy handblown amber and clear Murano glasses have smoke-...
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Carlo Nason Style Chandelier
By Carlo Nason
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Carlo Nason style chandelier. Italy, 1960s.   
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Pink Murano Glass Flush Mount in the Style of Carlo Nason
By Carlo Nason
Located in Austin, TX
Pink Murano glass flush mount in the style of Carlo Nason. This spectacular fixture features hand-blown discs of textured pink glass with glass finials. It has been newly wired to fi...
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Murano Glass

Large Murano Glass Ceiling Lights by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1970s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Rome, IT
Unusual large ceiling light or flushmount by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, circa 1970. Each composed of 30 massive wave shaped alternated sheets of glass clear and opalescent bluish color...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Stunning Murano Glass Chandelier by Carlo Nason for Mazzega
By AVMazzega
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wonderful vintage chandelier by Mazzega with purple glass pieces in a cascading motif. The glass is made to look like spun sugar and gives a great effect when lit. Diameter: 40 cm....
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Pair of Large Murano Glass Ceiling Lights by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1970s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of unusual large ceiling light or flushmount by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, circa 1970. Each composed of 30 massive wave shaped alternated sheets of glass clear and opalescent blui...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery